Seminoles Could Be Shorthanded Versus Wildcats

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TALLAHASSEE, FL -- An academic cheating scandal could leave Florida State without as many as 25 players when the Seminoles go against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl on December 31st.

School officials say several athletes will be ruled ineligible
for the game against the Wildcats as well as games next season for
their roles in a cheating scandal earlier this year. Coach Bobby
Bowden put the figure in the 25-player range.

Federal privacy laws prohibit the school from releasing names.

Bowden has not answered questions following the team's practices
on the cheating scandal that resulted in one full-time academic
adviser and a student tutor losing their jobs this summer.

The university reported its findings in a letter to the NCAA in
September after a six-month investigation by the school revealed at
least 23 athletes in various sports were implicated for cheating on
tests.